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- Google Messages reactions are altering.
- The beta model of the app is permitting sure customers to decide on any Emoji as a response, not simply the present seven.
- This modification will probably roll out to the general public within the coming weeks.
Should you’re a Google Messages consumer, you probably love that you would be able to react to particular RCS messages utilizing an Emoji. It’s lots simpler and easier to append 😍 to somebody’s message than it’s to put in writing out an precise response.
The issue, although, is that Google Messages reactions are at the moment restricted to simply seven selections: 👍,😍,😂,😲,😢,😠, and👎. Whereas these are all good selections, they don’t apply to all conditions. What if you wish to reply with an Emoji that signifies “I don’t know”? Or possibly one which signifies “that makes me hungry”? There’s nothing in these seven selections that will work.
Fortunately, it appears like Google is on the brink of rectify this. As noticed by 9to5Google, sure beta customers of the Messages app are seeing a brand new set of selections on the flyout bar that seems whenever you long-press an RCS message. The brand new menu swaps out the 👎 and replaces it with a brand new icon that brings up the total Emoji picker. This is able to assist you to react to a message with any of the a whole lot of accessible Emojis — not simply seven.
Google Messages reactions: When will they land?
9to5Google truly noticed this in September in one in every of its APK teardowns. Nevertheless, that is the primary time we’ve seen this examined on the beta channel. Contemplating the large enchantment of this function and the pace at which it’s getting examined, there’s a excessive likelihood it could make it to the steady model of the app.
We’d count on this to develop into a typical a part of Messages within the coming weeks. Nevertheless, we’ll want to attend for Google to formally announce these Google Messages reactions earlier than we will say something for sure.